WD today introduced its new My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions, which allows users to transfer files between their Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive accounts.
By connecting a My Cloud personal cloud drive to the Internet, users get the anywhere, any-device access they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control of their personal data.
Users can get their personal cloud up and running in minutes with WD's web-based user interface for web-guided setup. WD's software auto-detects the drive to make setup simple. Once the My Cloud drive is setup, users can connect their computers and mobile devices with WD's free desktop and mobile apps. A Gigabit Ethernet connection and Dual-Core processor ensures fast transferring of files.
My Cloud can be also used to back up computers and digital files. For PC users, WD SmartWare Pro software offers options for how, when and where to back up files. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data.
My Cloud is available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities. A compatible USB 3.0 hard drive can be also attached directly to the USB expansion port on the My Cloud drive and expand its storage capacity.
Additionally, My Cloud serves as a home's digital entertainment hub, storing terabytes of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as well as smart TVs and gaming consoles.
Available for iOS and Android devices, the new WD My Cloud mobile app allows users to view photos, stream video and access their files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets. Additionally, the app integrates public cloud services so that users can transfer files between their Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive public cloud accounts.
The 2 TB and 3 TB My Cloud is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. The 4 TB My Cloud is expected to be available in November. MSRP is $149.99 USD for 2 TB, $179.99 USD for 3 TB and $249.99 USD for 4 TB. The My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App Store and Google Play. A two drive and four drive My Cloud configuration will be available in the future.
My Cloud personal cloud storage is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, OS X Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.